Professor of Music Eckart Sellheim joins guest host Anali Perry and ASU Music Library Head Dr. Christopher Mehrens to discuss the summer 2008 exhibit, “Just the Facs Ma’am: Les Basses Danses of Marguerite of Austria and other music facsimiles from the collections of the ASU Libraries and Professor Sellheim.
Facsimiles are books that attempt to recreate the appearance of original manuscripts. They are used by scholars as tools for study or investigation when they do not have access to original materials.
This exhibit, located in the ASU Music Library, explores the wide variety of music facsimiles found in the collections of the ASU Libraries and Professor Eckart Sellheim of the ASU School of Music. The centerpieces of the exhibit are two facsimiles of manuscripts that were prepared for Marguerite of Austria (1480-1530) a chanson album (Brussels manuscript 11239), and a collection of basses danses (Brussels manuscript 9085). The display also features facsimiles of Beethovens Fifth Symphony, Mozarts Magic Flute, Schuberts Unfinished Symphony, and Stravinskys Rite of Spring.
The exhibit is available from May 5 until August 8, 2008 at the ASU Music Library.